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#1 posted 09-22-2011 01:59 PM
it looks like a great beginning.
-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com
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#2 posted 09-22-2011 02:37 PM
Start on the crustiest one first, i love watching the rust peel off … what do you have there a #5 and a #3?
-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty
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#3 posted 09-22-2011 04:33 PM
#4 posted 09-22-2011 05:19 PM
The Stanley is a #5 type 19 (my best guess). The Defiance has a 9 1/2” sole so i assumed it was comparable to a #4. Please correct me if i am wrong.
Thanks for having a look guys.
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#5 posted 09-22-2011 07:35 PM
Have at it boy! Looking forward to seeing the transformation.
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#6 posted 09-22-2011 07:58 PM
HoooRaaaah! Have fun!
-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog
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#7 posted 09-23-2011 02:26 AM
AAhhhh——is it true that there is one born every minute? You blokes over there in the USA don`t know how lucky you are to have access to so many abandoned tools for restoration at such rediculously low prices.BE WARNED these bloody planes are addictive. I`ve just restored a very strange block of rust from a skip bin (no I didn`t dive for it , but my daft brother did) and the end result turned into a Stanley #50 plough plane. I would have saved money on buying one in working order, but now you see how irrational we become in the challenge to restore.Good luck anyway mate,
#8 posted 09-23-2011 01:37 PM
Here are two Sargents recently restored.Sargent 410The Sargent 409.
Did you find the Sargent plane page.
#9 posted 09-23-2011 07:14 PM
I am slow but sure Ractchet. I do not get a lot of time (hour or two on the weekends) to work on them so they will take a while to complete. I will post the results though.
Thank you for the encouragement Bertha.
Ronniebo, i had to look up ‘skip bin’ i didn’t have a clue. Thank you for the heads-up on my imminent addiction.
Nice work Don. Thanks for the link, are you implying that my Defiance #4 was made by Sargent (i had read it was Stanley made) am ? I had a look at your ‘Planes restored – Because I can. #19’ blog, lots of good info, thank you for posting that. I might be pestering you for advice as i move along in my efforts, if you wouldn’t mind and have the time.
Thanks for the encouragement All.
#10 posted 09-23-2011 08:24 PM
The defiance is definitely Stanley. Its a cheaper line they produced marketed toward homeowners and DIYers more than the craftsman. They take a little more to tune, but you should be able to get a good plane out of it.
Your more than welcome to ping me, post here, PM me, how ever you like, whatever questions you have. That’s why I hang around this site. I’ve learned an enormous amount from these guys and am glad to pass it on.
Be careful though. I started just trying to get a couple planes I had in better shape. I’ve lost count now. Its addicting.
I think the Sargent comments were meant for another post. I probably had to many tabs open again.
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#11 posted 12-24-2011 05:18 AM
You are right tony, that % does show some promise. It has seen some rough use though from the paint that is on the bottom. Can’t say I have not abused mine though….that tool needs to be rugged or it just gets trashed.
-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan
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